J Nowell-Smith (Chairman and District Councillor), Mr R Boughton, Mr K Field, Mrs
A Tremayne, Mrs J Willis, Mr D Turner (
Mr A Stratton.
2. Approval of previously circulated minutes
Previously circulated minutes were approved and signed.
3. Matters arising from previous minutes
Cleaning of the signs at both ends of the village has been completed.
Ilbery had cut the hedge on the
Peter Ronald of OCC had asked that any photographic evidence of the heavy lorries using the Ickford bridges include registration numbers as OCC would be able to check on the weights through the national database.
Affordable housing Councillors discussed the plans for
nine homes provided by the architects. It was agreed to comment that the 2-bed
homes cut off access to the rest of the site, thus precluding any further
development if that was feasible and leaving a no mans land before the
wooded area. Also the 3-bed home appeared to be rather far forward. Clerk
reported that she had met with Suzanne Willers, Marita from OCHA and Mark from
SODC that morning to show the line of the path to the
c. Tree planting and maintenance Mr Field reported that Mike Robinson needed to remove a tree in relation to his business and would be prepared to relocate it outside Tudor Cottage. Mr Field will check on its suitability and pursue.
d. M40 road noise levels nothing further to report.
e. Milton Common notice board sign Clerk reported that she had placed an order for a new sign but had indicated disappointment at the deterioration of the old sign. Filcris replied that they would be prepared to replace free of charge if they received photographic evidence and a description. Mr Field and Clerk had supplied three photographs and the new sign is awaited.
f. Milton Common website Mr Stratton had been liaising with Mary Wakefield who was responsible for the Great Milton website. No response had been received from Great Haseley.
g. SODC new garden waste collection service a standard reply letter had been received from Mr Backley of SODC explaining the new service but not answering our particular concerns. Mr Nowell-Smith suggested that a reply should be sent to Mr Backley with a copy to Councillor Dodds urging the Council to continue the ecosacks and the green skips. This was agreed.
h. SODC Housing Strategy questionnaire Councillors had indicated their choices and it was agreed that the Clerk would collate and agree the final submission with the Chairman.
i. Electricity Board redundant poles Mr Field and Clerk had inspected the problem but would discuss with Mr Morrish when he is available.
4. Planning matters
Appeal lodged against SODC refusal to grant permission. Agreed to make further response in support of the application.
Decision: SODC refused.
c. P06/W0150 Tudor Cottage, Tiddington conversion and extension of existing building to form a single dwelling and associated parking.
Decision: approved. Mrs Willis declared a personal interest.
6. Financial matters
a. Three Villages Hospital Car Service contribution report of a recent meeting indicated that a contribution of £75.00 for 2006 from Tiddington would be required, to be paid in two instalments. Any surplus or shortfall at the end of the year would be adjusted in 2007. This was agreed.
b. Payment of £60.00 to Thame and District Citizens Advice Bureau as a donation proposed by Mrs Willis, seconded by Mr Boughton. Mr Nowell-Smith declared a personal interest.
c. East Oxon Education & Business Partnership Special Educational Needs residential week donation request was declined.
d. Payment of £126.00 to Tiddington Village Hall Management Committee for hire of hall 2005/2006 proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mrs Tremayne.
e. Payment of £1180.00 to Z M Knight for Clerks salary proposed by Mrs Willis, seconded by Mr Boughton.
f. Payment of £10.00 for petty cash proposed by Mrs Willis, seconded by Mr Field.
g. Payment of £76.38 to Robinsons Garden Care for recreation ground maintenance October proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mrs Willis.
h. Payment of £129.25 to Robinson Garden Care for churchyard maintenance September/October proposed by Mr Field, seconded by Mrs Willis.
7. Open discussion
a. Mrs Willis asked about the roadworks at North Weston. Mr Turner reported that a cycleway was being built and probably funding would be coming from Sustrans.
b. Mr Boughton asked whether the gates at the entrances to the village will be painted. Mr Turner to pursue.
c. Mr Field asked about the sewage smell. Clerk reported that she had not received a reply from Great Milton. Mr Nowell-Smith said that it had been mentioned at the Great Milton Council meeting.
d. Mr Nowell-Smith suggested a litter blitz and the week-end of 8-9 April was agreed. Mr Turner reported that OCC was having a trial of a machine which will suck up litter as it cuts the grass.
Mr Turner said he had spoken with Peter Ronald that day and
he would be available for the May meeting to discuss the road safety plans for
8. Date of next meeting
There being no further business the meeting closed at .